2015 World Match Racing Tour - Sehested back in form
By Brian Carlin, ,
8:25 AM Sat 1 Aug 2015 GMT
It’s been a year since the young Dane has been seen on the World Match Racing circuit. Sehested had taken the year out from match racing to sail with fellow crew Wibroe on the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
World Match Racing Tour - GAC Pindar defends title
By World Match Racing Tour, ,
7:59 AM Sat 1 Aug 2015 GMT
There was no stopping current, and five-time ISAF Match Racing World Champion Ian Williams (GBR), GAC Pindar today at the Energa Sopot Match Race as he swiftly dispatched his Quarter Final opponent Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) in three straight wins. ...
2015 470 Junior World Championships - Intense final day + Video
By Panos Marinopoulos, ,
7:34 AM Sat 1 Aug 2015 GMT
Welcome to the final day of the 2015 Junior World Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece. The podium battle was set with the leaderboard top 10 in the women and men ready for the Medal Race, and the rest of the teams facing off in a “last race”. An intense day, where a single mistake could cost a podium place. The double points medal race was the last chance to make the break. ...
2015 Transpacific Yacht Race - Images by Rachel Jaspersen
By Rachel Jaspersen, ,
6:34 AM Sat 1 Aug 2015 GMT
Photographer Rachel Jaspersen provided this gallery of class winners and navigation prize images from Transpac 2015. ...
Highs and lows of the ninth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
6:11 AM Sat 1 Aug 2015 GMT
The ninth edition of the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Race is the second slowest on record in terms of line honours and the boat furthest back, Philip Bell’s Olsen 40 called She, is not long past the halfway mark in the pleasant but drawn-out 348 nautical mile race. ...
Adventures of a Sailor Girl at WMRT - Energa Sopot Match Race - Day 3
By Nic Douglass, ,
5:49 AM Sat 1 Aug 2015 GMT
Today Nic interviewed all semi-finalists as well as cross overs to penalty action on water.
The action from the final three flights of the qualifying round and all the quarter final happenings at Energa Sopot Match Race including so many whistles we were all spinning! Interviews with all four semi-finalists: Jablonski, Williams, Sehested and Hansen! Enjoy, Sailor Girl xx ...
2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour - Steady start for Sultanate of Oman
By Oman Sail, ,
5:25 AM Sat 1 Aug 2015 GMT
Oman Sail’s GC32 Sultanate of Oman came up against a well-oiled Swiss machine in Alinghi on the first day of racing in the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour in Kiel and despite an 11th hour change to his own crew, Leigh McMillan was still able to post six podium places in eight races. ...
Volvo Gill Optimist British National Championships – Battle for podium
By Elin Aaron, ,
5:09 AM Sat 1 Aug 2015 GMT
Welsh Sailors take their place on the top of the Volvo Gill Optimist British National Championships podiums in both the Senior and Junior fleets at the new Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre in Pwllheli. ...
DYC will host the Inaugural INAS International Sailing Championships
By Shauna Phillips, ,
4:59 AM Sat 1 Aug 2015 GMT
Docklands Yacht Club in Melbourne, Australia, will conduct the Inaugural INAS International Sailing Championships for sailors with an intellectual disability. ...
H2O kids camps -Laser World # 1 Tom Burton to coach
By H2O Sports Academy Australia, Lake Macquarie, NSW ,
4:26 AM Sat 1 Aug 2015 GMT
H2O kids camps - What better way to kick-start the sailing season than learning from the best in the world? This is not a dream, your kid really can be one of the lucky ones to benefit from this incredible opportunity. The camps are open to any racing level sailors, sailing Optimists, Lasers, Sabots and 29ers. ...
2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour Kiel Cup - Day 2
By James Boyd, ,
4:15 AM Sat 1 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour - Even Alinghi skipper Morgan Larson could barely comprehend his team’s level of dominance in today’s racing at the Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel. Six wins from eight races was unthinkable in such tricky and variable conditions in the narrow confines of the Kieler Fjord. ...
RYS Bicentenary International Regatta - Four seasons in one week
By Marina Johnson, ,
3:49 AM Sat 1 Aug 2015 GMT
The Royal Yacht Squadron's Bicentenary International regatta is complete. 'Four seasons in one week,' was the apt summary from crew member Richard Mason of Dorade of Monday's gales, and a gradual wind reduction to the windless afternoon that ended the regatta today. ...
2015 Transatlantic Race now in the history books
By Barby MacGowan, ,
3:16 AM Sat 1 Aug 2015 GMT
If the Transatlantic Race 2015 were easy, to borrow a popular expression, it wouldn’t be nearly as worthwhile an experience. So the energy level was high last Friday, July 24, as competitors, race officials and dignitaries gathered at the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Castle, in Cowes, England, to honor the winners ...
Alive smokes the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
2:50 AM Sat 1 Aug 2015 GMT
Under a bright blue moon and still with wind on their side, Philip Turner’s 66-footer Alive claimed an unopposed line honours victory and may have also cleaned out the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race trophy cabinet. ...
Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour Kiel Cup – Alinghi dominates in shifty winds
By GC32 Racing, ,
6:28 PM Fri 31 Jul 2015 GMT
Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel – Even Alinghi skipper Morgan Larson could barely comprehend his team’s level of dominance in today’s racing. Six wins from eight races were unthinkable in such tricky and variable conditions in the narrow confines of the Kieler Fjord. ...
OK Dinghy World Championships – Day 4 overall
By Robert Deaves, ,
6:12 PM Fri 31 Jul 2015 GMT
OK Dinghy World Championships – After a particularly horrible day in Puck, Poland, Andre Budzien (GER) has retaken the lead, though Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) dominated both races for two big wins in the big wind and huge rainfall. Jim Hunt (GBR) drops to second and Charlie Cumbley (GBR) moves up to third, despite breaking his centreboard and not finishing race seven ...
RC44 Marstrand Cup – Two Vladimirs' teams vye for the lead
By Amy Cada, ,
5:54 PM Fri 31 Jul 2015 GMT
With one day of racing left at the RC44 Marstrand Cup on Sweden's west coast, the two Vladimirs' teams are vying for the lead. This morning Vladimir Liubomirov's Bronenosec Sailing Team was ahead by a mere point, an opening race win for Vladimir Prosikhin caused his Team Nika to regain first place ...
The Ocean Cleanup embarks on largest research expedition in history
By The Ocean Cleanup, ,
4:39 PM Fri 31 Jul 2015 GMT
This weekend The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch foundation developing technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, sets sail on the Mega Expedition. The fleet of around 30 vessels departs Honolulu, gathering data to find out how much plastic is floating in the Pacific Ocean. This operation is in preparation of the large-scale cleanup of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is scheduled to begin by 2020. ...
H2O Laser Class training is open now!
By H2O Sports Academy Australia, Lake Macquarie, NSW ,
4:08 PM Fri 31 Jul 2015 GMT
H2O Laser Class Training is open to any racing level sailor from the back to the front of the fleet. Limited to six sailors per coach to ensure quality. Groups will be split by ability. ...
RYS Bicentenary International Regatta – Day 5 images by Ingrid Abery
By Ingrid Abery, ,
3:47 PM Fri 31 Jul 2015 GMT
RYS Bicentenary International Regatta – Day 5 images by Ingrid Abery ...
2015 EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship - Day 2
By John Friend, Brest ,
3:29 PM Fri 31 Jul 2015 GMT
Race day two in Brest: a full-on afternoon for the young European sailors competing in the fourth edition of the EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship. ...
Going Virtual - How do you want your aids to navigation?
By BoatUS, ,
3:27 PM Fri 31 Jul 2015 GMT
For recreational boaters, the waterway signposts known as aids to navigation are critical for a safe journey. But what if an aid to navigation (ATON) such as a floating buoy marking the edge a deep-water channel could only be seen on an electronic screen and not by the naked eye? ...
Is there more ISAF should do on pollution ahead of Rio 2016?
By ISAF, ,
3:19 PM Fri 31 Jul 2015 GMT
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) says it continues to address concerns and is taking steps to ensure the health and safety of all athletes who will be competing in the upcoming Aquece Rio, Olympic Test Event and the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. But is it enough? Perhaps or perhaps not ...
Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild, the first results
By Gitana, ,
12:51 PM Fri 31 Jul 2015 GMT
Whilst the July and August holiday makers prepare to trade places, the Gitana Team are busy with the last construction stages of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild. The launch of this new craft is scheduled between the 6-10 August in front of the Multiplast yard in Vannes, south-west Brittany. ...
Copa del Rey MAPFRE – Azzurra gunning for three in a row
By 52 Super Series, ,
12:36 PM Fri 31 Jul 2015 GMT
When the 52 Super Series fleet of 11 TP52s gather for next week’s Mediterranean summer showcase regatta, the 34th Copa del Rey MAPFRE, series leaders Azzurra will be bidding to win their third regatta in a row and the fleet will welcome new American owners to compete on the world’s leading grand prix multihull circuit for the first time. ...